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Frogspawn 2015

Posted: 08/04/2015 at 10:23

My toads have spawned at last. I can't remember another year when they have spawned so late. Delighted to see those long strings ! 

Is it just me?

Posted: 08/04/2015 at 10:21

No Lyn, that's the one I can work. The new one is lime green.

I had this reply from the manufacturer -

Thank you for your email regarding a bottle of Provado Vine Weevil Killer 2 which are now filled into the easy dose bottles.  Many of our concentrate pesticides are assigned to this bottle design.  These bottles have a two way valve which should allow liquid to run into and out of the dosing chamber.  With the desired volume of liquid in the dosing chamber the top can be removed and by tilting the bottle into the sprayer, allowing the liquid to flow from the dosing chamber into the waiting receptacle.   
A clever design, if, in my view, over complicated and a bit unnecessary for the average consumer.  From your description it sounds as if the valves aren’t lined up correctly which is restricting the flow of liquid either into the dosing chamber or from the dosing chamber. 
We are receiving ‘mixed reviews’ on these bottles and last year we had a similar comment to the one you posted.   Already these bottles are used for a large proportion of our liquid concentrates and it is not unreasonable to have a very small proportion of these complicated bottles that don’t function as expected – although this is of course not the expected outcome.  I thank you for taking the time to let me know of your recent experience and I will forward your email to the department involved with the use of these easy dose bottles for their reference. 

first butterfly seen today

Posted: 08/04/2015 at 10:15

Saw my first comma and a white (don't know which one) yesterday...4 different species seen this week, great! 

Plant/weed ID please

Posted: 07/04/2015 at 19:26

Sycamore seedlings I would say!

Identify plants

Posted: 07/04/2015 at 12:20

Looks like a sedge that has self seeded. Not a good position for it. You probably have more as they can self seed readily.

Magnolia bush

Posted: 07/04/2015 at 10:11

Is it alive? With your fingernail scratch a little bit of  the bark/skin off - if it is green then still alive if brown, dead. 

Trying to identify some palm like house plants

Posted: 07/04/2015 at 09:54

Sorry, didn't answer all of your question.I think the bottom plant is a differnet variety of dracaena or it could be a cordeline - difficult to see.

Overwatering could be the problem for the yellowing. Most plants die from overwatering more than anything else. Let them dry out between watering. Also it looks like they are potted into lovely pots but there are no drainage holes in them - this makes it dificult to judge watering. If  I wee you I would repot into plastic pots and then place them in your lovely pots. This way you can water easier, see when plants are root bound and need to be moved to a bigger pot. Hope this helps.

Trying to identify some palm like house plants

Posted: 07/04/2015 at 09:44

Dracaena or Dragon plant. There should be lots of info for their care on the net.

Easy to take cuttings and make new plants when they get too tall. Cut off one of the leggy pieces down to where it joins the main stem. Then cut the stem into  10 -15cm sections and place in water. Ensure you keep them the right way up as they will not grow if you put them in upside down. When roots appear, pot up in free draining compost and grow on.

ID? Weed or plant

Posted: 07/04/2015 at 09:15

Ok, here's one. This has self seeded itself in my Mum's gravel path. Not the best photo. Any ideas?


ID? Weed or plant

Posted: 07/04/2015 at 08:54

Good question Nutcutlet...sometimes we never get to a positive id as the pic posted isn't clear enough, the plant too immature or we just don't know or agree.

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